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14 February 2009 Military News

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  • Israel to Hamas: Release Soldier or No Truce VOA 14 Feb 2009 -- Talks on a long-term cease-fire between Israel and the Islamic militant group Hamas that rules the Gaza Strip have hit a snag.
  • 1 killed, 13 injured as LTTE attack bus carrying war refugees IRNA 14 Feb 2009 -- Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels lobbed a grenade and opened fire at a bus transporting civilians out of Sri Lanka's war zone on Saturday, killing one woman and wounding 13, the Defense Ministry said.
  • Russia praises UN for extending observer mandate in Georgia, Abkhazia RIA Novosti 14 Feb 2009 -- The UN Security Council's resolution on extending a mandate of a UN observer mission in Georgia and Abkhazia will ensure stability in the region, Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.
  • As War Rages, Sri Lanka Braces For Flood of Refugees VOA 14 Feb 2009 -- Tens of thousands of people fleeing the Sri Lanka's civil war are taking refuge in government-run relief camps in the north. Many more are expected in the weeks ahead as the country's 25-year war appears to be grinding to an end. That is creating a difficult humanitarian situation.
  • Somali Parliament Endorses New Prime Minister VOA 14 Feb 2009 -- The Somali parliament endorsed President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed's choice for prime minister by an overwhelming margin Saturday.
  • Ethiopian PM Sees Touts Moderation Trend in Somalia VOA 14 Feb 2009 -- Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said the rise to power of moderate Islamists in Somalia has vindicated his decision to send troops to drive out extremists who were threatening to turn the country into a haven for terrorists.

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  • Tens of Thousands of Lebanese Commemorate Hariri Assassination VOA 14 Feb 2009 -- Several hundred thousand people jammed Beirut's Martyrs' Square, Saturday, to commemorate the 4th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Rafiq al-Hariri's. The demonstration is viewed by many as a show of support for the anti-Syrian March 14 movement in the leadup to legislative elections this spring.



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